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Our team is interested in the design and re-design of low energy, low carbon non-domestic buildings of all functional and constructional types, in various climates. The multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional team includes architects, physicists, applied mathematicians, engineers, social scientists and an architectural historian. We have developed a very particular interest in hospital buildings in the broadest sense . They provide an excellent vehicle for investigating the genus of the non-domestic building because the internal environments are yet more critical in that they serve more vulnerable occupants. The DeDeRHECC project investigates the performance of hospitals in hot summer conditions and their future resilience to the effects of a changing climate.

Publications from Elements

Journal articles

2024

  • Xiong, J., Li, B., Short, CA., Kumar, P. and Pain, C., 2024. Comprehensive evaluation of natural ventilation potential of buildings in urban areas under the influence of multiple environment-related factors Journal of Building Engineering, v. 89
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jobe.2024.109218
  • 2022 (Accepted for publication)

  • Short, CA., Woods, A., Drumright, L., Zia, R. and Mingotti, N., 2022 (Accepted for publication). An alternative approach to delivering safe, sustainable surgical theatre environments. Buildings and Cities,
  • 2022

  • Yuan, F., Yao, R., Sadrizadeh, S., Li, B., Cao, G., Zhang, S., Zhou, S., Liu, H., Bogdan, A., Croitoru, C., Melikov, A., Short, CA. and Li, B., 2022. Thermal comfort in hospital buildings – A literature review Journal of Building Engineering, v. 45
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jobe.2021.103463
  • 2021 (Accepted for publication)

  • Drumright, L., Woods, AW., Short, CA., Mingotti, N. and Zia, R., 2021 (Accepted for publication). Innovative practice in the manufacture of aseptic surgical environments in the late Nineteenth Century Journal of Architectural Conservation: historic buildings, monuments, places and landscapes,
  • 2020

  • Short, CA., Mottet, L., Song, J., Chen, S., Wu, J., Yu, W., Xiong, J., Zhang, Q., Ge, J., Liu, M., Yao, R. and Li, B., 2020. The hot summer-cold winter region in China: Challenges in the low carbon adaptation of residential slab buildings to enhance comfort Energy and Buildings,
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2020.110181
  • 2019

  • Li, X., Yao, R., Yu, W., Meng, X., Liu, M., Short, A. and Li, B., 2019. Low carbon heating and cooling of residential buildings in cities in the hot summer and cold winter zone - A bottom-up engineering stock modeling approach Journal of Cleaner Production, v. 220
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.02.023
  • 2018 (Accepted for publication)

  • Song, J., Lin, W., Mottet, L., Woodward,, H., Davies Wykes, M., Arcucci,, R., Xiao, D., Debay, J-E., ApSimon, H., Aristodemou, E., Birch, D., Carpentieri, M., Fang, F., Herzog, M., Hunt, GR., Jones, RL., Pain, C., Pavlidis, D., Robins, AG., Short, CA. and Linden, PF., 2018 (Accepted for publication). Natural ventilation in cities: the implications of fluid mechanics Building Research & Information, v. 46
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1080/09613218.2018.1468158
  • 2018

  • Short, CA., Drumright, L., Noakes, C., Woods, A., Gainty, C., Schoefert, K. and Tantardini, L., 2018. Excising Infection in the Surgical Environment (ExISE) The Bulletin of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, v. 100
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1308/rcsbull.2018.26
  • Short, CA., 2018. ering, Volume 15, January 2018, Elsevier ... Journal of Building Engineering, v. 15
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jobe.2017.11.007
  • Short, CA., Song, J., Mottet, L., Chen, S., Wu, J. and Ge, J., 2018. Challenges in the low carbon adaptation of China's apartment towers Building Research & Information, v. 46
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1080/09613218.2018.1489465
  • 2017 (Accepted for publication)

  • Short, CA., 2017 (Accepted for publication). The Recovery of Natural Environments in Architecture: Delivering the Recovery. Journal of Building Engineering,
  • 2017

  • Bannister, D., Herzog, M., Graf, H-F., Hosking, JS. and Short, CA., 2017. An Assessment of Recent and Future Temperature Change over the Sichuan Basin, China, using CMIP5 Climate Models Journal of Climate, v. 30
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0536.1
  • 2015

  • Short, CA., Renganathan, G. and Lomas, KJ., 2015. A medium-rise 1970s maternity hospital in the east of England: Resilience and adaptation to climate change Building Services Engineering Research and Technology, v. 36
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1177/0143624414567544
  • Short, CA., Renganathan, G. and Lomas, KJ., 2015. Erratum: A medium-rise 1970s maternity hospital in the east of England: Resilience and adaptation to climate change (Building Services Engineering Research & Technology (2015 36:2 (247-274) DOI: 10.1177/0143624414567544) Building Services Engineering Research and Technology, v. 36
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1177/0143624415587210
  • 2014

  • Short, CA., Noakes, CJ., Gilkeson, CA. and Fair, A., 2014. Functional recovery of a resilient hospital type Building Research and Information, v. 42
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1080/09613218.2014.926605
  • 2013

  • Giridharan, R., Lomas, KJ., Short, CA. and Fair, AJ., 2013. Performance of hospital spaces in summer: A case study of a 'Nucleus'-type hospital in the UK Midlands Energy and Buildings, v. 66
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2013.07.001
  • 2012 (No publication date)

  • Short, CA., Noakes, CJ., Gilkes, C., Aroyo, L. and Fair, A., 2012 (No publication date). Adaptation strategies for a resilient hospital type Building Research and Information: the international journal of research, development and demonstration,
  • 2012

  • Short, CA., Lomas, KJ., Renganathan, G. and Fair, A., 2012. Building resilience to overheating into 1960's UK hospital buildings within the constraint of the national carbon reduction target: adaptive strategies Building and Environment,
  • Gao, Y., Yao, R., Li, B., Turkbeyler, E., Luo, Q. and Short, A., 2012. Field studies on the effect of built forms on urban wind environments Renewable Energy, v. 46
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2012.03.005
  • Lomas, KJ., Giridharan, R., Short, CA. and Fair, A., 2012. Resilience of ‘Nightingale’ hospital wards in a changing climate Building Services Engineering Research and Technology: an international journal, v. 33,1 (2012)
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1080/09613210802607841
  • Short, CA., Yao, R., Luo, G. and Li, B., 2012. Exploiting a hybrid environmental design strategy in the continental climate of Beijing International Journal of Ventilation,
  • 2010

  • Short, CA., Cook, M., Cropper, PC. and Al-Maiyah, S., 2010. Low energy refurbishment strategies for health buildings Journal of Building Performance Simulation, v. 3
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1080/19401490903318218
  • Short, CA., 2010. Is pragmatism sustainable in a changing climate? Building Research and Information: the international journal of research, development and demonstration, v. 00(0)
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1080/09613210802607841
  • 2009

  • Yao, RM., Li, BZ., Steemers, K. and Short, A., 2009. Assessing the natural ventilation cooling potential of office buildings in different climate zones in China RENEW ENERG, v. 34
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2009.05.015
  • Short, CA., Cook, M. and Lomas, KJ., 2009. Erratum: Delivery and performance of a low-energy ventilation and cooling strategy (Building Research & Information 37:1 (1-30) DOI:10.1080/ 09613210802607841) Building Research and Information, v. 37
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1080/09613210902917090
  • Short, CA., Cook, M. and Lomas, KJ., 2009. Delivery and performance of a low-energy ventilation and cooling strategy (vol 37, pg 1, 2009) BUILDING RESEARCH AND INFORMATION, v. 37
  • Lomas, KJ., Cook, MJ. and Short, CA., 2009. Commissioning hybrid advanced naturally ventilated buildings:a US case study’ Energy and Buildings,
  • Short, CA., Cook, M. and Lomas, KJ., 2009. Delivery and performance of a low-energy ventilation and cooling strategy BUILD RES INF, v. 37
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1080/09613210802607841
  • Yao, R., Li, B., Steemers, K. and Short, CA., 2009. Assessing the natural ventilation cooling potential of office buildings in different climate zones in China, Renewable Energy, v. 2009
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1080/09613210802607841
  • Short, CA. and Al-Maiyah, S., 2009. Design strategy for low-energy ventilation and cooling of hospitals BUILD RES INF, v. 37
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1080/09613210902885156
  • 2008

  • Short, CA., 2008. What is 'architectural design research'? Building Research and Information, v. 36
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1080/09613210701811015
  • 2007

  • Short, CA. and Lomas, KJ., 2007. Exploiting a hybrid environmental design strategy in a US continental climate BUILD RES INF, v. 35
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1080/09613210600852789
  • Short, CA., Barrett, P., Dye, A. and Sutrisna, M., 2007. Impacts of value engineering on five Capital Arts projects BUILD RES INF, v. 35
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1080/09613210601132652
  • 2006

  • Short, CA., Whittle, GE. and Owarish, M., 2006. Fire and smoke control in naturally ventilated buildings BUILD RES INF, v. 34
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1080/09613210500356089
  • 2005

  • Short, CA. and Cook, MJ., 2005. Design guidance for naturally ventilated theatres Building Services Engineering Research and Technology, v. 26
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1191/0143624405bt130tn
  • Short, CA., 2005. Natural Ventilation and Low Energy Cooling of Large, Non-domestic buildings – four case studies The International Journal of Ventilation, v. 3(4)
  • 2004

  • Short, CA., Lomas, KJ. and Woods, A., 2004. Design strategy for low-energy ventilation and cooling within an urban heat island Building Research and Information, v. 32
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1080/09613210410001679875
  • Books

    2017

  • Short, CA., 2017. The Recovery of Natural Environments in Architecture: Air, Comfort and Climate
  • 2011

  • Short, CA., Barrett, P. and Fair, A., 2011. Geometry and Atmosphere: Theatre Buildings from Vision to Reality
  • Conference proceedings

    2009

  • Lomas, KJ., Cook, MJ. and Short, CA., 2009. Commissioning hybrid advanced naturally ventilated buildings: a US case study BUILDING RESEARCH AND INFORMATION, v. 37
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1080/09613210902920797
  • Short, CA., Cook, MJ. and Woods, A., 2009. Low energy ventilation and cooling within an urban heat island RENEWABLE ENERGY, v. 34
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2009.02.013
  • Book chapters

    2009

  • Short, CA. and Cook, M., 2009. Natural Ventilation of Auditoria: Three Case Studies In A handbook of sustainable building design and engineering
  • Short, CA., 2009. Sustainable design in an urban context: three case studies In Sustainable urban design
  • Reports

    2009

  • Short, CA., 2009. Design Strategy for low energy ventilation and cooling of health buildings.